I've always been interested in how perspective, angles and shadows
convey tension and mood. A few years ago, I began to paint objects, figures and landscapes as they appear from an elevated point of view.  
In 2015, I began to focus specifically on beaches in Florida and New England. I first began to photo document beach scenes from the top floor of hotels, later in an airplane. I have also learned to use drones to  capture references for this high-elevation, bird's eye perspective.
My intent with this series is to evoke a sense of isolation one might experience in a crowd; the juxtaposition of isolation and loneliness co-existing within a relaxed, leisurely recreational space, voyeuristically looking into, but not being part of the world below.